March 31, 2020

Goodness, it’s the last day of March. While wiggling my toes and stretching my limbs in darkness, I read on my phone about the top six hand sanitizers – beyond Purell -- that meet CDC guidelines.


https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/best-hand-sanitizer


Of course, their websites showed they were all out-of-stock. Except for a store in Rosemead, California, 20 minutes from my house. It opens at 8:00 a.m. this morning. The only way to land any is to get there when the doors open. Hmmm, that cuts into my writing time. Then my better judgment kicked in. I’m sheltering!


If there’s a ray of light to evidence that sheltering at home just might be working, an article in Politico today reported that San Francisco’s early move to lock down residents seems to have “…prevented surges of coronavirus patients from overwhelming the region’s healthcare capacity thus far.”


https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/03/30/bend-it-like-the-bay-area-doctors-see-flatter-curve-after-2-weeks-of-social-isolation-1269663


Yesterday Louie spoke with a client, a nurse, who was just working in ER. In a few words, she said the emergency room scene was pretty bad.


With all of this in the forefront of our minds, perhaps that’s why Louie turned into the mad chef yesterday and made a wonderful dinner. Out came the chopping boards, potatoes, leeks, and frozen swordfish and orange roughy. Then he opened his laptop on the dining room table to tune into videos of chefs demonstrating how to make potato leek soup, which Louie’s never made before. The result was pretty darned nice.

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